Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Brides, 1587

"You should not behave as I have seen some women do, who make such a din, and banging and moving about of tables and chairs, and so much noise of plates and knives, that guests expect a sumptuous meal, and at the end realizes that the mountain has brought forth a mouse." 

From a conduct book for new brides (Pietro Belmonte, Istitutione Della Sposa, 1587)

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